Local taxpayers can expect to receive this year’s tax bills by mail by the end of October, a statement expected to be the last to reflect increasing property values that have plagued property owners for the past several years.
The thrill rides and carnival games that produced squeals, screams and laughter during the run of the Red River Valley Fair have left the fairgrounds.
Commissioners took a giant step Monday morning to attack a long-standing water infiltration problem at the Lamar County Courthouse when the court voted to let bids on the first two phases of a major roof repair and heating and ventilation system project.
Residents’s property tax rates have lowered for the second consecutive fiscal year with the City Council approving $0.478 per $100 valuation, with an annual revenue of $1,691,291.
We have an abundance of free, wild pork roaming the hills and creek bottoms across most of the Lone Star State. Yes, larger boars, if they are in good condition and not actively breeding, make excellent table fare but the meat does need to be tenderized before cooking. Younger animals obviou…
With the music of Bullet Proof filling the air, people strolled the grounds around South Main Iron looking at vehicles in the car show, munching on goodies and studying all the items at the silent auction Saturday for the annual Cops and Rodders fundraiser.
Over 600 people packed into Love Civic Center Friday to see country musician and former Parisian Gene Watson, who performed at a venue other than the Red River Valley Fair for the first time in decades.
Adult & Teen Challenge of East Texas celebrated its success with addiction recovery through faith in Jesus Christ at a fundraiser gala Thursday night that saw hundreds of students, former students and supporters gather at Love Civic Center for an evening of fellowship, music,, testimonies and worship.
Annual Red River Valley Fair opens for a four-day run at 6 p,m. Wednesday at the Lamar County Fairgrounds with prefair activities for senior citizens and school children planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
We have beat the heat once again and in a matter of days it will be time to climb into our treestands and ground blinds with a trusty bow and once again go after whitetail in a most challenging, fun but also exciting manner. Now is the time to make sure all your equipment is in top notch working order and that you can place that arrow where it needs to be when the moment of truth comes and that bruiser buck is within bow range.
The final free 80-hour (5-week) Industry Readiness Program at Paris Junior College will start Saturday for 20 lucky students. The course will be held each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept.17 to Oct. 23.
North Lamar ISD trustees on Monday approved the 2022 property tax rate, reviewed the district’s state accountability rating and removed Stone Middle School bond construction from a manager-at-risk delivery method, a move that is projected to save the district $1 million.
It might not have been a Sunday, but First Christian Church’s fellowship hall was still filled with hundreds of people Monday evening, as country musician Wade White performed to a sold-out crowd at First Christian Church’s quarterly Country Dinner Theater, which benefits several local programs.
Lamar County Commissioners’s Court on Monday approved tax abatements on roughly $5.1 million in capital improvements within the City of Paris that will add 50 housing units to the city’s inventory. Abatements are for five years with abatement periods to begin upon completion and issuance of a city Certificate of Occupancy.
As political campaigns across the state gear up for what could be the closest Texas gubernatorial race, Lamar County Republicans and Democrats organize grassroots efforts.
Those looking to enjoy a day of golfing and support a local nonprofit take notice: Habitat for Humanity’s Redneck Golf Tournament is fast approaching.
Lamar County Commissioners’ Court is to consider several tax abatements when commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lamar County Courthouse, 119 N. Main St.
North Lamar trustees will receive a report on the district’s state accountability rating and are to adopt a 2022 property tax rate when the board meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the Roy C. Chadwick Administrative Office, 3130 N. Main St.
Folks looking to have a blast this weekend need to look no farther than the Lamar County Fairground where the annual Paris Balloon and Music Festival will begin Friday evening.
While dragging a Texas rigged plastic worm through some heavy submerged brush at one of my long time friend’s 30 acre lake in east Texas, joking and laughing with three other great friends, I came to the realization that I am a very wealthy man! Now before my email inbox gets blown up with requests for loans, I’d better explain.
North Lamar’s Stevy Hoskins, right, and father Jack Hoskins celebrate after she was named the 2022 homecoming queen.